Sport England has announced round six of its Protecting Playing Fields Programme (PPF) is now open for applications.
PPF supports projects that help communities maximise the sporting benefits of playing field land. Grants of between £10,000 and £65,000 are available to provide new playing fields, bring into use disused playing fields or improve existing playing fields in order to establish and/or host a community club-schools link. Applications can be submitted by organisations such as voluntary or community organisations, local authorities, sports clubs, playing field associations, charities and schools. All local authority and school based projects will require a Community Use Agreement with Sport England. Applicants can access the Protecting Playing Fields application form via the My Applications section of the Sport England website, all applications must be submitted online. Organisations that have not applied to Sport England for funding before you will need to register their organisation. The closing date for applications will be March 24 2014.